ABS APPROVES DESIGN FOR BUMI ARMADA’S FOR FIRST FCSIU CONCEPT
ABS has awarded Approval in Principle to Bumi Armada’s pioneering design for a floating carbon storage and injection unit (FCSIU). Bumi Armada’s FCSIU concept is a floating terminal capable of storing and injecting liquified carbon dioxide (LCO2) into depleted oil and gas fields or aquifers. This novel concept incorporates the ability to accept LCO2 deliveries in an offshore setting, the flexibility to manage LCO2 at low or medium pressure, the provision of LCO2 buffer storage and the preparation of LCO2 for sequestration – permanent storage of CO2 deep beneath the seabed. The FCSIU can receive LCO2 from various sources, such as electricity generation, manufacturing and construction, offering a new solution for reducing CO2 emissions from these industries. The AIP is applicable to either a new build or a converted donor carrier, with smaller tanks to optimize the cargo space layout.
(Source and image: Bumi Armada – Bumi Armada’s FCSIU concept)